October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

What Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month?
Cybersecurity Awareness Month raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our nation.  Cybersecurity starts with us and you, and is everyone's responsibility - which is currently an estimated 5.2 billion internet users, or
63% of the world’s population.

Here on our blog this month, we'll be sharing some great cybersafe defense basics with you (in addition to our usual weekly tips, resources and articles) on how to be sure you and your staff are keeping your business as safe as it can be.

Let's kick our series off with a little bit of Cybercrime background...

What is it?
Cybercrime is any crime which is committed
electronically. This can include…
 Theft
 Fraud
 Sometimes even murder

Why should you care?
 Crime is a danger offline and on!
 Cyber self-defense basics can go a long way to
keeping you and your data out of the hands of
bad actors

Examples of Cybercrime include:
 Identity theft
 Child sexual abuse materials
 Financial theft
 Intellectual property violations
 Malware
 Malicious social engineering

We've created some great resources and articles on how to stay cybersafe.  Browse through our Weekly Video Tech Tips playlist, and past blogs on malware and social engineering.

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